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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment

Marine Sciences

We offer Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in marine science. Active research in the program covers a wide variety of disciplines under the direction of an extraordinary faculty. Our Master of Science degree program prepares you for professional careers in industry and government, or for the pursuit of further graduate degrees. Our Doctor of Philosophy degree program prepares students for professional careers and leadership positions in industry, government and academia.

The ocean is one of the most productive and complex environments on Earth. Covering more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, it plays a major role in regulating the Earth’s climate and supports a diversity of life that impacts industry, tourism, and human health. Understanding the natural oceanic ecosystem, as well as human impacts on the marine realm, represents a major challenge to marine scientists worldwide. Marine Science oriented faculty within the SEOE are leaders both within South Carolina and internationally in examining a variety of research questions that are vital to increasing our current understanding of the marine environment.



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